Star Derry joined the CBS 4 Weather Authority in March of 2018.

Star earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Climatology & Hydrology from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. Star’s meteorology career has kept her close to home. She grew up in Tinley Park, Illinois and was lucky enough to start her career at WIFR in Rockford, Illinois. After that, Star moved to WKOW in Madison, Wisconsin. After living in the Badger state, Star made the trip to WTTV here in Indianapolis. Star specializes in severe weather coverage and climatology.

Outside of work, Star spends her time on the trails with her horse, Kentucky Rain or playing with her cat, Alice.


Recent Articles
  • Colts and weekend forecasts

    No wind chill this morning but it is cold!  Frosty, actually.  We have a Frost Advisory until 8am Friday.  Vegetation could be damaged but a hard freeze is not anticipated this morning or within the next week.  Actual air temperatures have dropped into the 30s in most spots and some spots are even below freezing!  Jacket needed this morning. Yesterday’s high of 58 made for a lovely fall afternoon but today will be even better!  Highs should fight their way […]

  • Cold start to Thursday; tracking better forecast

    Cold start on this Thursday morning because we’ve got a wind chill!  Feels like the 30s in most of Central Indiana.  Crawfordsville had a chill in the 20s early this morning.  Jackets/coats/hoodie — whichever you want but you’ll need one!  The good news is that we won’t be quite as windy as we were yesterday and we’ll see more sunshine so that’ll help!  We had a 34 mph wind gust in Indianapolis Wednesday and it sure felt icy. Low pressure […]

  • Cold air pouring into central Indiana

    Jacket needed!  A 20-degree drop in our high temperature will be felt today.  In fact, for most of our day we’ll actually have a wind chill factor!  Highs will be back below the average high today as we dip to the low 50s… That’ll be the coldest we’ve been since May.  This past Saturday was also quite chilly with a high of 54 so it’ll feel a lot like that.  No umbrella needed as the rain exits early this morning.  We only […]

  • Tracking rain; much colder air to arrive

    Warmer for your Tuesday!  Monday’s high was a seasonable 63 but Tuesday should make it to 71 which will feel like a bit of an improvement but that warm front will also bring us more moisture to work with. Next up will be the passing of a cold front that will push through some rain but then drag in much colder air.  Highs will drop noticeably by Wednesday and into Thursday as well.  Coat/jackets (your call) will be needed all […]

  • Chilly with sunshine Monday; tracking rain

    Chilly but sunny for your Monday.  High pressure will keep our sky clear and blue today but then we are tracking more active weather Tuesday as low pressure slides back in.  This afternoon’s high of 62 will be fall-like and seasonable but before and after will certainly be chilly enough for a jacket.  The trade off is that that nice, clear sky will offer loads of beautiful sunshine.  Enjoy that!  And go easy on yourself and just wear a jacket… […]

  • Rainy Friday with a cold Saturday ahead

    Rain moving into Indiana Friday morning as the system that brought the Upper Plains snow heads our way.  Heavy rain has already been falling in Terre Haute and will be starting in Indianapolis right during the morning rush hour. Rain boots and an umbrella will be needed for your Friday.  Rain will be on and off all day so keep those items close.  Even when the rain lightens up at times, expect more to push through soon.  We’ll also be […]

  • Foggy Thursday morning; tracking rain

    Foggy start to our Thursday!  The fog is dense around Indianapolis, so this could slow down your morning commute.  Indianapolis has already dropped to less than a mile visibility and that is low enough for serious concerns on the roads.  Be sure to take extra caution since pedestrians and students will be very difficult to spot ahead of you this morning.  Be mindful and don’t be in a rush! Warm today but we’ll have more clouds than we’ve had the […]

  • Roller coaster temperature forecast; tracking rain

    Chilly start to our Wednesday morning so you’ll want a jacket to start.  Keep in mind, though, we’ll be warming up to the 70s later today. You’ll want a t-shirt at that point. Low pressure near Montana is pushing snow into that state.  Some spots near Great Falls waking up to 3″ to 5″ of fresh snow with more still falling.  This is the system that is going to head our way.  We will get rain and wind off that […]

  • Cold start to Tuesday; roller coaster week

    It’s cold out!  Okay, it’s the coldest it’s been since May–cold enough for a jacket if you ask me.  Grab a jacket and hot coffee (or tea) this morning and sunglasses for the rest of the day.  It’ll actually warm to at least 70° which will feel a lot like it did Monday afternoon.  Certainly enjoyable once we get beyond lunchtime. The morning will definitely be chilly.  We won’t get back to the 50s until close to 10 a.m.  The […]

  • Tracking rain exiting; temperature changes

    Rain is exiting Indiana this morning.  We’ll start with some clouds this morning, but drier air is set to slide in later today, bringing us lots of sunshine for the rest of the day. The cold front is pushing that rain away from us and high pressure will swing back into control, bringing us a stretch of lovely weather.  We are keeping an eye on the northwest, though, as a system slides onshore.  That system will bring snow to the […]

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